CRATER RIM VIEW LODGE – KARATU
Crater rim View lodge is a mid –range accommodation( 3 star) found in Karatu , 4 miles from sumawe complex, 6 km from the center of Karatu and close to Ngorongoro conservation areas (6km)in Tanzania. The lodge is situated in between NgoroNgoro Crater and Lake Manyara in an ideal place where one can explore the Karatu areas, Ngorongoro conservation areas and lake manyara national park and lake Eyasi. One can be at the lodge by road transport from Arusha city center since it’s the gateway destination to different parks of Tanzania. it takes approximately 3-4 hours drive on tarmac road from Arusha to the lodge through mayukuni and karatu and 45 minutes to fly to the close lake Manyara airstrip then 40 minutes’ drive to be transferred to the lodge.
Crater Rim View lodge consist of over 10 spacious and comfortable rooms that are built in modern building style with comfort. Rooms are well decorated and furnished with private en suite facilities of flushing toilets, private hot and cold showers, mosquito nets, comfortable tropical wooden beds with clean and washed beddings, free bottled water, free toiletries , 24/7 hours front desk, Flat screen Tvs, extinguishers, satellites ,white pillows, towels , slippers mention but few. Rooms have terraces, Verandas and sitting areas overlooking the stunning view over the gardens, crater Rim and surrounding area. The lodge offers single beds for an Individual , double/twin for 2 people or couple and triple/family rooms for more three people or family with different costs ranging from 150$ per night and above sometimes the rate goes slightly high during high/peak season than in Low season.
Crater Rim View lodge offers more services and facilities which include;
A restaurant that serves different meals both international and African- inspired meals that meets guests choice ; Continental breakfast ,lunch and dinner serve by well trained, friendly and organized staff ,they also serve bush and garden diners .
A well -stocked bar/lounge with variety of drinks, local ,cocktail , wines, spirits and international beers, you relax and sip the cocktail or monk tail while overlooking the stunning view of the colorful garden and surrounding area
Services ; solar energy available, Free parking space available, offers airport pick -ups and drop-offs, Laundry and house -keeping services available , bottled water available.
WIFI Internet that keeps guests connected as they surf the web, it also enables guests to keep in touch with their families and friends, children’s playground available.
business center with meeting places ,conference that accommodates over 20 people for Seminers and corporate events.
Ngorongoro crater is found in the Northern part of Tanzania close to Ngorongoro conservation area in the great rift valley covering the total area of 8,292km and its 3 million years old . The crater is the best place in East Africa with beautiful breathtaking Views. There are different attractions in the park which include; wild beast migration from Serengeti , Ngorongoro crater , Salei Plains and Ol karien Gorge, Variety flora and Fauna, stunning scenery and many more attractions. The park has different categories of accommodation like; Budget , Mid range and luxury accommodation that are convenient and affordable to guests visiting the area. The park contains short grasses with more high lands and other beautiful volcanoes. The area have over 25,000 large animals including 26 black rhinoceros and over 100 number of lions, 7,000 wild beasts, 4,000 zebras, 3,000 eland and 3,000 Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles .
The park has different animal including the big five mammals of the world ; lion ,Buffaloes, elephant, leopards ,Rhinos, zebras, implalas , antelopes and different bird species. There are more different activities to do while in the Park which include ; Game viewing at crater and lake Eyasi view point to different animals migrating, Crater viewing, Cultural visits in the local village, Hiking the Gol Mountains in the remote areas of the park , Crater Rim Nature walks, Bird watching in the park, Visiting archaeological like oldivai gorge museum and many other activities . The Park gives stunning view of the Ngorongoro Crater since it’s the largest caldera in the world and the surrounding areas. There are more Masaai Mara pastoralists in Ngorongoro park . its 80$ per person entering Ngorongoro park . June –july and late January and February are the best month to travel in Tanzania for a safari especially Ngorongoro side